Director of the 2002 Black American Classic movie Brown Sugar, Rick Famuyiwa has been announced to direct the film adaptation of Tomi Adeyemi’s “Children of Blood and Bone”. Rick has directed and written other films that include Our Family Wedding, Dope and The Wood. The Nigerian-American Director has been nominated for a number of awards and in 2008, he won the award for Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television) at the NAACP Image Award.
Children of Blood and Bone is the first of the trilogy Legacy of Orisha by the Nigerian-American writer, Tomi Adeyemi. The book is a Young Adult fantasy novel surrounded around Zélie Adebola who has to fight the Monarchy in other to bring back magic.
According to the writer’s website, the movie is in development at Fox 2000/Temple Hill Productions and would be produced by Karen Rosenfelt and Marty Bowen producers of Twilight; Maze Runner; The Fault In Our Stars and Love, Simon.
We are patiently waiting to see how this movie turns out because of the infusion of different cultures involved in the movie production; African with a westernized touch.